Frances Arlene Burrows, 97, of La Porte City, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at La Porte City Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born December 14, 1916, on the Struve farm in Benton County the daughter of Ralph and Dorothy Hains Struve. She was a 1934 graduate of Mt. Auburn High School. She married Glenn J. Burrows on August 7, 1935, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. He preceded her in death on June 25, 2010.
She and her husband farmed most of their lives, purchasing their own farm near Brandon in 1956. They were dedicated conservation farmers. Through their conservation work, she was president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Soil and Water Conservation of 8 states, was Secretary of Conservation and elected Women of the Year over the 8 states in 1986. In 1976 the retired and purchased 10 acres and made a lake where they built their home where the resided until they moved to La Porte City in 1999.
She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Burrows of Stone City and Marilyn Spores of Tallahassee, FL; a granddaughter, Kerry (Dan) Solomon of Cedar Rapids and a grandson, Jamison Spores of Urbandale.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; a daughter, Glenda Burrows; two sisters, Lois Miller, Donna Becker and a brother, Roger Struve, Sr.
Services: will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the West View Cemetery, both in La Porte City. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be directed to the Cedar Valley Hospice.